Thoughts about “LA LA LAND” (2016)

  When we were growing up, music was an important differential factor. “What are you listening?” was a question everybody asked and based on the answer given by the person you talked to, decision was made if someone is worthy of friendship or, if fate was inclined that way, something more. Sometime during that period,…

OSCARS ’15 – Chapter 4: Best Adapted Screenplay

It is never easy to adapt something that was already (presumably) well made. When the adaptation is made from another media, that job is even harder. Most often media from which the adaptations are made are, of course, books and to transfer written word to the screen much skill is needed. It’s not easy to…

I was whipped by “Whiplash” (2014.)

Jazz is one of my passions, so it’s hard for me to write about it objectively. “Whiplash” touches two things that I keep in high regard, drumming and jazz, so its odds were extreme. It could’ve been very bad or very good. There’s no middle with passion. I’m happy to say that very good it…